Windows Server 2008 R2 Portal

Windows Server 2008 R2 Portal





Designed to power the next generation of networks, applications, and Web services, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems help you develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a highly secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency within your organization. More about Windows Server 2008 R2...



 

Documentation




Roles



Active Directory Certificate Services  Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Clustering 
  Active Directory Certificate Services Learning Roadmap Community Edition  
  AD CS Security Guidance  
  Certificate Chaining Engine (CCE)  
  Certificate Enrollment Web Services in Active Directory Certificate Services 
  Certificate Templates Not Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Certificate Recipients using Certificate Enrollment Web Services  
  Certification Authority Authentication-Level Incompatible with Windows XP  
  Configuring Certificate Template: "A Certificate could not be created. A private key could not be created."  
  Credential Roaming  
  Deploying AD CS Using Windows PowerShell  
  How to Use the Certificates Console 
  Incompatible with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (Version 3 or V3) Certificate Templates  
  LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) Certificate  
  Renew OCSP signing certificate 
Active Directory Domain Services  Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Overview  
  Active Directory Logon Failure: The Target Account Name Is Incorrect (DsForum2wiki)  
  Directory Service: NETLOGON missing after a restore  
  How to Disable SSLv2 on a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (dsforum2wiki) 
  How the NextClosestSiteFilter Works  
  How to Prevent Authenticated Users from Joining Workstations to a Domain  
  How To Revert Back or downgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Forest and Domain functional Level                                  
  Possible Error messages on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers  
  Step-by-Step Guide to Install an Additional Domain Controller by Using IFM  
Active Directory Federation Services   
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services   
Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)   
Application Server   
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server  How to Easily change a DHCP's Scope Subnet  
  Step-by-Step Migration DHCP from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows Server Migration Tools  
DNS Server   
Fax Server   
File Services  Cannot assign new Shares on windows cluster file servers  
  List of Released Hotfixes for Server Message Block (SMB) [also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS)] Client Components for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 
  The Case of the Mysterious Preseeding Conflicts   
Hyper-V™ (Hyper-V Portal) How to Compact a Dynamic VHD with Diskpart  
  Hyper-V: About Live Migration   
  Hyper-V: How to Back Up Hyper-V VMs from the Host Using Windows Server Backup  
  Hyper-V: How to Configure Server Core Using SCONFIG  
  Hyper-V: Survival Guide  
  Hyper-V: Upgrade Hyper-V 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012  
  Hyper-V: Upgrade Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to R2  
  Hyper-V Portal  
  Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 Readme  
  List of Hyper-V Packages Updated After the Release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)  
  wvms_pp.inf  
Network Policy and Access Services   
Print and Document Services 
Remote Desktop Services  Common WS08 R2 Remote Desktop Services Error Messages  
  How to Enable Desktop Composition (aka Aero Glass Visual Themes) in Remote Desktop Sessions 
   How to Troubleshoot "Logon Attempt Failed" Messages When Connecting through RD Gateway
  Publishing Applications in a WS08 R2 RD Session Host Farm 
  SBS 2011: Terminal Server/RDS Role  
Web Server (IIS)  IIS 7 installation fails on Windows Server 2008/R2 following the error message Windows must be reinstalled.  
Windows Deployment Services  Adding Drivers to Boot Images in WDS  
   Creating a Capture Image in WDS  

How WDS Multicast Works?  
Windows Server Update Services   


Features



.NET Framework 3.5.1   
Background Intelligent Transfer Service   
BitLocker Drive Encryption   
BranchCache  BranchCache Settings for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 7 Ultimate  
Connection Manager Administration Kit   
Desktop Experience   
Direct Access Management Console  Why Microsoft DirectAccess Represents a Real Paradigm Shift  
Failover Clustering    Enabling the Failover Clustering Feature on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core 
List of Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2

List of Failover Cluster Packages Updated After the Release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)  
  Microsoft-Windows-FailoverCluster-ClientCore  
Group Policy Management   Active Directory: How to Block USB Devices (dsforum2wiki) 

Advanced Security Auditing in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2  
  How to Configure an Open With Preference Group Policy Item  
  How to Force Proxy Settings Via Group Policy  
  How to Prevent Users from Connecting to a USB Storage Device by Group Policy  
  Viewing Group Policy Settings with "gpresult" Command  
Ink and Handwriting Services   
Internet Printing Client   
Internet Storage Name Server   
LPR Port Monitor   
Message Queuing How to Install MSMQ on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster  
Multipath I/O   
Network Load Balancing  List of NLB-Related Hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2  
Peer Name Resolution Protocol   
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience (qWave)   
Remote Assistance   
Remote Differential Compression   
Remote Server Administration Tools  Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki) 
RPC Over HTTP Proxy   
Services for Network File System   
Simple TCP/IP Services   
SMTP Server   
SNMP Services   
Storage Manager for SANs   
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications   
Telnet Client  Attempt to install telnet client failed with error code 0x80070643. Fatal error during installation  
Telnet Server   
Trivial File Transfer Protocol Client   
Windows Biometric Framework   
Windows Internal Database   
Windows Process Activation Service   
Windows Server Backup Features   Can I Boot from a VHD Created by Windows Server Backup? 

Compatibility Issues between Windows Server Backup and NTBackup Utility  
  How to Find Out which Files and Folders have been Backed Up by Using Windows Server Backup Utility
  Using Windows Server Backup Tool Requires a User with Local Administrator or Local Backup Operator Credential 
  Windows Server Backup Does not Support Backing Up Shared Folders or Mapped Network  
  Windows Server Backup Tool and Its Relation to Windows Event Log Service  
  When I List the Wbadmin Commands at a Command Prompt, I do not See Some of the Commands that are Referenced in the Documentation
Windows Server Migration Tools   
Windows System Resource Manager   
WinRM IIS Extension   
Windows Internet Name Service Server   
Windows Internal Database   
Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)   
Windows TIFF iFilter   
Wireless LAN Service   
XPS Viewer   


General


Advanced Security Auditing in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices for Page File and Minimum Drive Size for OS Partition on Windows Servers
Create and Save a Custom Console by Using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Using the .msc File Extension
Firewall is Enabled and Configured on Windows Server 2008/R2 Domain Controllers 
How to Boot from a VHD 
How to Delete a Volume
H
ow to Determine Whether You Are Running a 32-bit or a 64-bit Edition of Windows
How to Export a Self signed Server Certificate and Import it on a another Server in Windows server 2008 R2
List of WMI-Related Hotfixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) Versus Virtual Accounts in Windows Server 2008 R2  
Troubleshooting cannot boot into Safe Mode
Script to Determine Status of Optional Features Using Win32_OptionalFeature WMI Class
Server Manager: Errors (HRESULT:0x800F0818) … Need more !
Verifying Driver Safety with the "sigverif" Utility 
What is Native VHD Boot in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?  
Windows: How to Enable EFS Options on the Shortcut Menu     
Windows: How to Run with Alternate Credentials and Open Elevated Command Prompts   
Windows: How to View File Name Extensions
Windows Server: How to Determine Update Supersedence and Find Replacing Hotfixes 
Windows Server 2008: How to Burn a CD/DVD on WS2K8 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Guidance

Command-Line
How to Find when a Local User Has Changed His/Her Password
How to Identify the Name of a System by Using "hostname" Command 
How to Pin the Command Prompt to the Start Menu or the Taskbar 
How to Verify Windows Protected (Core) System Files with "sfc" Tool
How to View the Attributes of Files and Folders by Using "attrib" Command 
How to View the MAC Address of a (Remote) System with "getmac" Command

Lab / Exam


VPN Remote Access Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2
Exam 70-659 - TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
Exam 70-693 - Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

How-To


Configure SQL Server 2012 on a Server Core Installation
How to Deploy Windows 7 from a USB Drive
IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Overview


WindowsServer 2008 R2: Survival Guide

Powershell


Event ID


Event ID 1: VDS Basic Provider
Event ID 3 Windows Kernel
Event ID 6 Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Event ID 11 ATAPI
Event ID 11 - Kerberos Could Not Authenticate a Principal Name Because the Name Was Not Configured Correctly
Event ID 12 Microsoft-Windows-HAL
Event ID 18: Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger
Event ID 33: Windows Server Side by Side
Event ID 63 SideBySide                                
Event ID 106: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance     
Event ID 200 Windows Diagnostics Performance                   
         
Event ID 201: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Event ID 300 Windows Diagnostics Performance
Event ID 351 Windows Diagnostics Performance
Event ID 1014: Microsoft Windows DNS Client
Event ID 1060: Application Popup
Event 1511: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service 
Microsoft Windows User Profiles Service Event 1530
Microsoft Windows User Profiles Service Event 1531
Windows Server: Troubleshoot Event ID 5032 — Firewall Service Block Notifications
Event ID 7000: Service Start Failure
Windows Server 2008: Event ID 7000 — Service Start Operations
Event ID 7011: Service Timeout
Event ID 7024: Service Terminated
Event ID 7026: "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load"
Event ID 7031: Service Crash
Event ID 7034: Service Terminated
Windows Server 2008: Event ID 7034 — Service Stop Operations
Windows Server 2008: Troubleshoot Event ID 7036 — Basic Service Operations
Windows Server 2008: Event ID 10016 — COM Security Policy Configuration                                
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